Battle-weary American soldiers attend an open air chuch service by a barn in Normandy. U.S. gunners commence a concerted artillery barrage before tanks and infantry advance toward Saint Lo, France, in World War 2. Various artillery and tanks are seen, including one M4 Sherman Crab Tank (Mine sweeper). P-47s, flying low altitude close support missions, bomb a critical target, and troops move ahead on the way to Saint Lo. Two German soldiers run to surrender. Saint Lo falls. Scenes of the devastation in the city.
American soldiers enter St. Lo, France during World War II. American soldiers patrol the street leading to St. Lo, France. A sign reads ' Saint Lo' 134th Regiment soldiers of United States 35th Infantry Division move cautiously along the hedgerows. An infantry man crouched near the hedgerow.
American soldiers enter St. Lo, France during World War II. American soldiers patrol the street leading to St. Lo, France. They move past a sign that reads 'Saint Lo' 134th Regiment soldiers of United States 35th Infantry Division move cautiously along th hedgerows. Soldiers move up a road as they advance.
First United States Army in Saint-Lo, France. American tanks move along a road to Saint-Lo. Trees on both sides of the road. First Army soldiers on the tanks. A German pilot prisoner shakes hands with Captain Richard Kellenbar of Marlborough, Massachusetts. The prisoner and the Captain converse beside a tent. The prisoner sits on a chair outside a tent. A large group of First Army soldiers escort the pilot prisoner. The pilot prisoner with raised hands with the soldiers around him. The pilot prisoner seated on the ground. The prisoner gets into a jeep. A few soldiers get into the jeep. Other soldiers stand around the jeep.
View of Saint Lo town during allied bombings of World War II. CIC patrol moves through ruins of Saint Lo . Patrol searches for deserted buildings though streets. Engineers use mine detectors. An engineer probes for mine.
U.S. 9th Air Force air attacks against France during World War II. Aerial views of the 9th Air Force aircraft in flight on June 7, 1944. A convoy of Allied ships underway in the English Channel. Landing crafts circle around the ships. Aircraft attacks German gun emplacements and smoke rises as bombs hit the targets. Saint Lo being bombarded. U.S. Army Air Forces B-26 Marauders bombard marshaling yards. Billows of smoke rises due to bombing. Bombs drop and impact results in smoke and fire.